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Evidence for exclusive γγ → W+ W− production and constraints on anomalous quartic gauge couplings in pp collisions at √s = 7 and 8 TeV

CMS Collaboration; Khachatryan, V.; Sirunyan, A. M.; Tumasyan, A.; Adam, W.; Asilar, E.; Bergauer, T.; Brandstetter, J.; Brondolin, E.; Dragicevic, M.; Erö, J.; Flechl, M.; Friedl, M.; Frühwirth, R.; Ghete, V. M.; Hartl, C.; Hörmann, N.; Hrubec, J.; Jeitler, M.; Knünz, V.; König, A.; ... mehr

Abstract (englisch):
A search for exclusive or quasi-exclusive γγ → W + W − production, via pp → p (*) W + W − p (*) → p (*) μ ± e ∓ p (*) at s = 8 s√=8 TeV, is reported using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb −1 . Events are selected by requiring the presence of an electron-muon pair with large transverse momentum p T ( μ ± e ∓ ) > 30 GeV, and no associated charged particles detected from the same vertex. The 8 TeV results are combined with the previous 7 TeV results (obtained for 5.05 fb −1 of data). In the signal region, 13 (2) events are observed over an expected background of 3.9 ± 0.6 (0.84 ± 0.15) events for 8 (7) TeV, resulting in a combined excess of 3.4σ over the background-only hypothesis. The observed yields and kinematic distributions are compatible with the standard model prediction for exclusive and quasi-exclusive γγ → W + W − production. Upper limits on the anomalous quartic gauge coupling operators a 0, C W (dimension-6) and f M 0,1,2,3 (dimension-8), the most stringent to date, are derived from the measured dilepton transverse momentum spectrum.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000059596
DOI: 10.1007/JHEP08(2016)119
Zitationen: 18
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seit 10.10.2016
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Experimentelle Kernphysik (IEKP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1126-6708
KITopen-ID: 1000059596
Erschienen in Journal of high energy physics
Band 2016
Heft 8
Seiten 119
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